Heelwork

The heel work is very important for both retrievers and spaniels, even though the retriever is required to have a more exact heeling position than the spaniel. The aim is that the dog follows the handler, without the handler having to focus on the dog. We start the heel work training as soon as we can with our puppies and on this page you’ll find all our blog posts on the subject.

7 things to work on when the weather is bad! Day 5: Getting into heel position

While we’re on the subjects of targets (yesterday’s topic was platforms), let’s take a look at training with a block or a small stool. The purpose of this exercise is for the dog to like to hang out by my left side, but first and foremost to easily be able to COME TO...

Gun dog heeling with Tod

This week's blog post is a guest post from our colleage Åsa, from when her working labrador Tod was a young. We went to a completely new place this morning and had planned "fika” training (sitting down, having a snack, teaching the dog to settle), work on the stop...

Heelwork webinar now available!

Would you like to improve your heelwork? Do you want to teach your dog to love walking by your side and walk to heel even with distractions? A lot of people participated in our heelwork challenge in February. We got lots of questions on how we train the dog to walk to...

Training on your walks #FTW

My students often wonder how much and when to train. I usually share my super tip: training on your walks! Occasionally, I'll do short training sessions indoors, train with friends for a few hours, attend a seminar or join a hunt for a full day. Although we work on...
Gun dog heeling with Tod

Gun dog heeling with Tod

This week's blog post is a guest post from our colleage Åsa, from when her working labrador Tod was a young. We went...

Heelwork webinar

Heelwork webinar

The heelwork challenge that we've had the last couple of weeks has been so much fun! We've really enjoyed following...

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Day 11: Endurance

Day 11: Endurance

Many dogs are happy to walk properly for a while, but then they get tired. The heelwork is something that needs to...

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Day 6: Pivot

Day 6: Pivot

When the dog can find it's position by my side when I walk it is also good if it can come to my side when I stand...

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